• U.S. Marines thankful for 'overwhelming firepower' and tweet a video to prove it

    ISIS videos might be scary, but they've got nothing on the U.S. Marines. In a tweet Thursday, the Marines wished their followers a happy Thanksgiving with their own note of thanks: "We're thankful for overwhelming firepower." Then they posted a short video to show just what they meant: Tanks, fighter jets, and guns a'blaring. Backed with a heavy metal soundtrack, the 22-second clip features 14 explosions from rockets and bombs, and dozens of rounds of gunfire as the video cuts quickly between scenes of the U.S. military in action. "Wherever today finds you, happy Thanksgiving," the Marines tweeted.

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  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Police officer responding to domestic dispute is fatally shot; suspect charged after manhunt

    A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute was charged with homicide Sunday. Online court records show Ray Shetler Jr. was charged with one count of criminal homicide. Police believe Shetler, 31, shot St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed on Saturday night after officers were called to the dispute in New Florence.

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  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • Brutal baboon battle erupts for throne at Toronto Zoo after matriarch dies

    After the matriarch died last year, a vicious battle erupted among the female baboons at the Toronto Zoo for her throne that endured for months, prompting a brief closure of the exhibit and providing a fascinating glimpse into the animals' behaviour. Medical records show numerous injuries among five of the six female olive baboons, from deep lacerations near their eyes to hair ripped out and tail injuries. The exhibit was closed for several days because "there were some injuries that we thought best to keep them at the back because our visiting public don't know baboon behaviour," said Maria Franke, the curator of mammals at the zoo.

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  • Pakistan mourns first death of female fighter jet pilot (5 photos)

    The small community of female fighter jet pilots is mourning its first loss this week. Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was killed in a training accident near Mianwali, Pakistan November 24, 2015. In 2013, Pakistan had a total of 19 female fighter jet pilots, the first of which to be combat ready was Ayesha Farooq. There are no numbers currently available for the total number of women who are training or qualified to be fighter jet pilots in the military today, but it remains a very small group.

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  • Calgary police charge man with the second-degree murder of his girlfriend

    Thu, Nov 26: Calgary police have charged 32-year-old Luke Anthony MacLeod with the second-degree murder of his girlfriend Sheri Carpen. As Jayme Doll reports, MacLeod had told investigators Carpen had committed suicide.

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  • NBA stars past and present react to Kobe Bryant's retirement

    Tributes poured in when the Lakers star announced his retirement after 20 seasons in the NBA.

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  • Calgary at a Crossroads: The economy's tanked, now what?

    Yep, we're in a downturn and, sure, we've had them before but this time seems, well, different.

  • Pierre Trudeau's desk retrieved from storage for his son to use

    Canada's new prime minister has made a lot of changes in his first month in office, but CBC News has learned Justin Trudeau has also brought a bit of history back to Parliament Hill. It revealed that former prime minister Stephen Harper's desk had been dismantled and moved to a warehouse. Sources told CBC News that Trudeau found it too big and asked for a replacement — and received one with no small measure of significance for his family.

  • Kitchen in Winnipeg home named best in the world

    The best contemporary kitchen in the world is right here in Winnipeg's River Heights, according to an international design contest. Architect Dov Secter is the winner, and the kitchen he designed is his own, which also serves as his office as he brings clients in to show them his work. "My wife is a great cook, and it's really a functional kitchen where the family all works together so we want to be able to hide things away quickly, have things quickly accessible, and if a client comes through, have places where everything can kind of disappear," he said.

  • VPD appeals for help in bizarre 'one-punch' assault case

    Vancouver Police are looking for additional witnesses, including a woman described as "possibly having a prosthetic leg," to come forward in their investigation of a serious assault that has left a man with life-altering injuries. Joshua Albertson, the 34-year-old victim, was punched in the face and knocked unconscious around 2:40 a.m. PT Oct. 25 in front of the Roadhouse Bar at 670 Smithe St. He fell and hit his head on the concrete causing severe injuries and brain damage. Cst. Brian Montague says it's the latest "one-punch" incident in Vancouver where a person has been rendered unconscious by a single punch before hitting the ground.

  • Turkey releases recording of agitated warnings to Russian plane before shooting it down

    Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria — audio that grows increasingly more agitated. The recordings, made available to The Associated Press on Thursday, indicate the plane was warned several times Tuesday that it was approaching Turkey's airspace and asked to change course, but there is no indication of a Russian reply. Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday, insisting it had violated its airspace despite repeated warnings.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • RCMP seek 2 men who allegedly behaved suspiciously near Rogers Centre in August

    RCMP are seeking help in identifying two men they allege behaved suspiciously near the Rogers Centre nearly three months ago but will not disclose what it is the pair was reportedly doing. Supt. Lise Crouch said a passerby told private security about seeing the men on the John Street Bridge near the stadium in the afternoon of Aug. 31.

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  • Devoted Couple Forced To Spend Final Days Apart After Carer Stole Life Savings

    AN elderly couple whowere inseparable for 63 years were forced to spend their final daysin separate care homes after their carer robbed them of theirsavings.

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  • Report: Team plane incident was final straw for Quinton Coples with Jets

    A first-round pick four years ago, Coples was abruptly released this week.

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  • Rick Hillier urges use of airstrikes or special forces to keep ISIS 'off balance'

    Canadian airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are "valuable" tools, but there are also other ways of assisting in the fight, including the use of special forces and long-range artillery, says retired general Rick Hillier. "I personally would like to see the airstrikes continue because I think that's valuable," the former chief of defence staff of the Canadian Forces said in an interview Friday on CBC News Network's Power & Politics. ​Hillier told host Hannah Thibedeau he would like to see the fighter jets stay.

  • Halifax firm says dentists defrauded more than other businesses

    Prosperident has been investigating dental office fraud for 25 years. David Harris, CEO of Prosperident, has worked on hundreds of cases in Canada, the United States and as far away as Australia. "There's about a 60 per cent chance that eventually a dentist will be embezzled in his or her career," said Harris.